This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 3
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1960: Former NHL defenseman Mike Ramsey born in Minneapolis, MN. Ramsey played in the NHL 1979-80 thru 1996-97 with Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. He later became an assistant coach with Buffalo and the Minnesota Wild.
1967: Ray Cullen scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-3 win over the Black Hawks at Chicago.
1969: Ray Cullen scored his first career NHL hat trick, and added an assist as the Minnesota North Stars tied 5-5 with Toronto, at the Met Center.
1975: Former NHL defenseman Curtis Murphy born in Kerrobert, Sask. Murphy played in the NHL 2002-03 with the Minnesota Wild.
1978: Former NHL defenseman Tom Preissing born in Rosemount, MN. Preissing played in the NHL 2003-04 through 2009-10 with San Jose, Ottawa, Los Angeles, and Colorado.
1983: Dino Ciccarelli, Neal Broten and Brian Bellows each scored twice as the Minnesota North Stars won 6-2 against the Bruins, at Boston.
1985: Tony McKegney scored his 4th career hat trick (and his first with Minnesota) and added an assist to lead the North Stars to a 9-2 win against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.
1988: Bob Brooke assisted on three shorthanded goals in the second period (including two by Neal Broten in 2:10) as the Minnesota North Stars won 4-2 against the Whalers, at Hartford.
1989 : Mike Gartner scored his 14th career hat trick (and his first with Minnesota) as the North Stars lost 6-5 to the Canucks, at Vancouver.
1991: Minnesota North Stars named Mark Tinordi as their new team captain.
1992: Minnesota North Stars extended their team-record road winning streak to 6 straight games, with a 4-2 win, at Detroit.
2003: Manny Fernandez was in goal as the Minnesota Wild picked up their first shutout against the Oilers, a 1-0 victory in Edmonton. It was his 9th career shutout.
2008: Minnesota’s Eric Belanger scored his 100th career NHL goal, Andrew Brunette scored his 200th NHL goal and Niklas Backstrom recorded his third shutout of the season (12th of his career) in a 4-0 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues.
2009: Carlo Colaiacovo scored a shorthanded goal with seven seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game, then T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald scored in the shootout to give the Blues a 3-2 win over the Sharks in San Jose.
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